Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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5 things to do under $5 Feb. 21-27

1 Fiesta Day: This free, family-oriented street festival in Ybor City celebrates the cuisine, culture and heritage of the Latin immigrants who settled in Ybor City from Spain, Cuba and Italy. La Setima (or Seventh Avenue) is closed to traffic for the day, and exhibits, cafe areas and entertainment are set up from 15th to 20th streets. The "gourmet street food" of Ybor restaurants is featured along with exhibits by cultural destinations and arts and crafts vendors. It runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

2 Our Town: Conversations: The chat next Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Dalí Museum should be a doozy. The guest is Michael Maltzan, architect of the Lens, the new structure that has been picked to replace the St. Petersburg Pier and is becoming an increasingly contentious issue. Host Carol Mickett, philosopher and artist, leads this monthly series of talks with local leaders about their visions. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at the museum, One Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE) in St. Petersburg. $5, free for members. No RSVP required. There's limited seating, so don't be late.

3 $5 Day at the Zoo: It's just $5 Sunday to get into the Lowry Park Zoo. It's normally $24.95 for adults, so that savings draws a crowd. It's open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa.

4 Blast Friday: The free monthly street party brings in Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason, co-founder of the band Traffic (Hole In My Shoe, Feelin' Alright). He will be bringing his guitar and performing hits from Traffic along with those from his solo career, which includes the classic radio staple We Just Disagree. Mason has performed and recorded with some of rock's greatest acts, including the Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet), Eric Clapton, George Harrison (All Things Must Pass), Paul McCartney (Listen to What the Man Said), Fleetwood Mac, Cass Elliot and Jimi Hendrix. If you listen closely to All Along The Watchtower, that's Mason on acoustic guitar. Blast Friday begins at 5:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater.

5 Fourth Friday Food Truck Festival: It's a first anniversary celebration for this monthly food truck fiesta in the Corey Avenue area of St. Pete Beach. They are bringing a lineup of food trucks, music and the Tampa Bay Lightning "Rolling Thunder Bus." Plus local merchants are open late. In honor of the special occasion, heavy hitters have joined the rally including Americanwiener, Mobile Munchiez, Tasty Stacy, Jimmy Meatballs, Killer Samich, Renny's Oki Doki, the Cheesesteak Truck, Mike Off the Hook, Hog Father BBQ and Chowder Bus/Taste of Boston. It starts at 5 p.m. Friday. coreyave.com.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer

 
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